THE ENCHANTED ONES

Hospicediary.com is something of a nursing counterpart to my own blog. Amy Getter has been blogging since 2011. Her guest post below is about how pets are masters of the bedside vigil, providing comfort in various ways to their owners.

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My mother always said that the animals were enchanted, and in another life they will be able to tell us, the humans, all the things that they know, though we give them so little credit. I hear people say, “Animals are very sensitive” and I’d like to add, I am pretty certain that animals really do know things that we, with all our evolutionary advancement, don’t!
I have a visual of a very ancient man, returning home from the hospital to die in his own living room, with his very ancient Great Pyrenees dog lying beneath his bed, only cajoled away for a few times a day, to eat something and to relieve himself outside, hurriedly returning to his master and the sentinel post beneath the bed. And today, another visual, of the King Charles Spaniel lying atop his beloved human mother, with his arms outstretched across her, his face…

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One thought on “THE ENCHANTED ONES

  1. Well, Karen, this one is a bit of a tear-jerker, and no mistake! I think perhaps due greatly to the description of the unconditional love that animals show us, without the seemingly inevitable judgment that we humans so often accord one another.

    I, as one among many I’m sure, find it easy to believe that animals do know things that we, with all our evolutionary advancement, do not.

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